Purple Haze, formerly known as The Ralph Woodson Experience, performed at Arena Theater last March. Dynamite guitarist Ralph Woodson and band will now return to the theater by popular demand "with the same musicians, same great Hendrix tribute show, just a new name and a newer look", he says.
Bay Area native Ralph Woodson- lead guitar, vocals- has studied his idol Jimi Hendrix to the point of being able to play the guitar behind his back and with his teeth.
His first band, Togetherness, won a Battle of the Bands highlighted by a 12-string acoustic version of Jimi's Hear My Train A Comin, and went on to open for the likes of Sly and the Family Stone and Buddy Miles.
Ralph then toured with Hedzoli Sounds as well as The Mighty Diamonds, Lady Bianca, Faye Carol, and a Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead)/Sy Klopps (Herbie Herbert) collaboration called the Trichromes. With the Trichromes and later with the Sy Klopps Blues Band, Ralph played on big stages opening for Tower of Power, James Brown, ZZ Top, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, among others.
In 2001, Ralph formed a Jimi Hendrix tribute, the Ralph Woodson Experience, which became Purple Haze in 2010. Ralph's showmanship and command of the Hendrix material has gained the band a steady following in the Bay Area. The lineup includes Pete Roberts bass, backing vocal- and Dan Cueva drums, percussion. Pete's solid bass playing is "the heartbeat of the band", according to Ralph, and "Dan brings his diverse swatch of music styles to every project he's involved in."
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